Category Manager, Foodservice - Aarhus

Do you thrive performing on both a strategic and tactical level? Can you develop, implement and drive category plans in accordance with strategy? And do you want to be part of a fast growing team which is highly ambitious and aims for rapid growth?

Put your skills to the test in helping a strong brand grow and succeed in a highly competitive market. Join us and take charge of our Milk, Yogurt and Cooking (MYPC) as well as Butter Spreadable and Margarine (BSM) categories within our foodservice business unit.

Develop categories and lead growth

As a category manager, you will take the lead on developing and driving strong global growth in your categories, which are anchored in Arla’s Global Foodservice organisation. Your role is to identify and implement ways to leverage the relevant channels and ensure category growth – now and in the future. Specifically, you:

  • Engage and align with local markets on the category strategy
  • Identify the need for NPD and MROs based on customer and user insights
  • Lead cross market teams to deliver projects within the strategy 
  • Facilitate the lead market model to leverage synergies across markets and minimise duplication
  • Coordinate activities with retail categories and ensure that brand guidelines are followed

Your categories cover a range of products that will need to step up growth in the near future to follow the strategy. It is your drive and passion that will see this growth through. And with your expertise, you will be able to make a sustainable impact on the categories’ performance.

Strong global mind-set and a degree in marketing

The key to success in this position is your ability to drive innovation through global collaboration. With your strong business acumen and exceptional drive, you are willing to go the extra mile to create results. And you use your great communication skills to ensure buy-in for concepts supporting the focus channels. Your qualifications:

  • Your track record reflects experience with category, innovation or brand management backed by some experience with marketing - preferably in an FMCG environment.
  • You have insight into driving categories and creating synergies in innovation projects.
  • You have a relevant marketing or business degree at master’s level.
  • Preferably, you have knowledge about the foodservice market, and you know how to succeed across borders.

Application and contact
If you want to seize this exciting opportunity, please apply as soon as possible. We process applications on a continuous basis and close the job opening once the right candidate has been found. For additional information, please call Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant, Dorthe Holm Jensen, Phone: +459131 2813.

Please apply via this LINK